What is a Zone?
Zones are an opportunity for students to come together to discuss and consider issues, work jointly to identify solutions to take forward outside of the meetings, hear from relevant speakers and find out what the relevant full-time officer has been doing.
There are four zones covering core aspects of the student experience, each represented by a full-time officer. There are:
- Academic Zone – discusses matters relating to the academic experience as well as considering the activities and performance of the academic representation system.
- Wellbeing Zone – discusses matters relating to the wellbeing of students, while ensuring that the diversity of the student body is celebrated and supported.
- Welsh Culture Zone – discusses matters relating to Welsh speaking students, ensuring that the language and culture of such students is celebrated and supported.
- Sports and Societies – discusses matters relating to the development of sports, societies, volunteering and raising and giving (RAG).
How do I raise something to be discussed?
Zones are informal meetings; while each has a defined membership they are open to all students with an interest and may invite other speakers as needed. Formal votes are generally not required and their informal nature means there is no quoracy with each zone able deciding what is appropriate.
It is important to remember that while Zones can set a position/steer it cannot overrule Union Council which remains the appropriate place for setting what AberSU believes and works on.
To submit a question for a Zone or if you would like to have something discussed at an upcoming meeting talk to Student Voice Coordinator Steph